Tag: Chicken

The Death of Flavour, Texture and Good Meat

The Death of Flavour, Texture and Good Meat

“Jaysus, I’d love a goose…..” “It brings me back to when I was a young fella.” I don’t consider my granddad an emotional man so the hint of a tear in his eye is quite surprising. I’m not long finished at Ballymaloe Cookery School and, […]

The Ultimate Turkey and Ham Pie

The Ultimate Turkey and Ham Pie

The Ultimate Turkey and Ham Pie The fridge is heaving with leftovers. Christmas is a time for extravagance and gluttony but most of us cook far more than we are ever going to need. Despite freezing the legs and one breast from our massive turkey, […]

Chicken Stuffed with Dates and Bourbon

Chicken Stuffed with Dates and Bourbon

I draw inspiration for my cooking from lots of places. I have a mountain of cook books that I flick through most evenings with a glass of vino (purely to help the creative juices, of course) writing notes, ideas and potential combinations for dishes in my […]

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Chicken and Vegetable Stew March seemed to be on track to follow the old saying; “in like a lion, out like a lamb”. That was until the final week when the wind picked up and twice I found myself picking up the contents of my […]

Paella with Chicken and Beans

Paella with Chicken and Beans

Paella with Chicken and Beans Spain’s most famous dish, the paella always elicits happy childhood memories for me. On our family’s annual Spanish holiday it was a staple, along with my Mother’s sangria and my Father’s san miguel (or “piss”, as he usually referred to […]